Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

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Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
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email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Summer jobs for teens wane even as research finds big benefits

In this Christian Science Monitor article, Assistant Professor Sasser Modestino speaks about the advantages of summer employment for youth in Boston…
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United Airlines Profit Rises Despite Boycott Threats Over Passenger Treatment

Professor John Kwoka is quoted in this July 18 New York Times article by Micah Maidenberg…
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Study shows lower crime by kids in summer job programs in Boston

Fox 25 News interviewed Assistant Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino on her research that found summer jobs programs for youth improve social skills and reduce violent crime…
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Complex Merger Remedies ‘May Not Be Worth It,’ Official Says

Bloomberg BNA June 21, 2017..
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PhD Summer Workshop

12:00 – 1:00 pm
316 Lake Hall
Presenter: Pukar KC..
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08/21/2017 - 09/19/2017

PhD Math Camp

For new PhD students..
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Opinion:  The Senate health bill would make the opioid epidemic worse

NU Assistant Professor Angela Kilby and MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber explain how the Senate health bill would make the opioid epidemic worse in an op-ed article for The Washington Post.

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Congratulations Conor Youngs!

Conor Youngs, SSH '17, is headed to Georgetown Law School.

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Grant awarded to Assistant Professor Sasser Modestino

Assistant Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino and Trinh Nguyen (City of Boston, Office of Workforce Development) have been awarded funding of $280,714 from the William T. Grant Foundation for a study aimed at reducing economic inequalities for low-income youth and African-American youth.

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